My first book You’re Grand: The Irish Woman’s Secret Guide to Life is in shops now. It’s a comedy life guide from Irish women to the rest of the world, whether they’re women, Irish or not. Other life guides like The Secret will tell you that you can manifest whatever you want. Well, Irish women know you that you can’t.
Irish women would never be so foolhardy as to trust in a good outcome in the first place. We know that it actually doesn’t matter whether things turn out good or bad (most likely bad): either way we’ll be Grand. If you’re outside Ireland or your local bookshop isn’t stocking it, you can order You’re Grand here .
I’ll be doing a signing at Stonehouse Books in Kilkenny at 2pm on November 1st, and You’re Grand has been invited to the Chortle Comedy Book Festival in London on November 13 at the London Irish Centre.
At Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Galway I’ll be guesting with the Steve Frost Improv Allstars on Sunday October 26. On Monday 27 I’ll be reading from You’re Grand at Far from Comedy We Were Reared – I’ll have some copies for sale, and will sign them if you like.
As usual, I’ll be appearing whenever I can with Dublin Comedy Improv (Mondays, International Bar, 9pm) and The Cardinals (longform improv). Different lineups every week. Please check them out.
The ensemble film Davin, by Graham Jones, which filmed earlier this year can be watched free and in full here. With suicide as its subject, it’s a powerful film handled in a unique way, and it was brilliant to be involved. NB: not a comedy.
Armagayddon (our PSA for LGBT Noise, view it here) has been shared hundreds of thousands of times all over the world. In terms of raising awareness and shouting out for equality, that’s no bad thing. But if you’re an Ireland-based equality fan, then make sure you’re registered and when the referendum comes next spring, VOTE. Otherwise, we’ve made a Walking Dead spoof for nothing.
And that’s it for now. See you on Twitter @TaraFlynn. Otherwise, happy autumn. Enjoy the blackberries.